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Community Level 2Jenny.Xx

Jenny.Xx

Stone Cold, Robert Swindells!

Advantagesgreat plot, characters etc..

Disadvantagestheres not a follow on book ): !!

"WHAT IS STONE COLD?- Stone Cold is written by Robert Swindells, It is all about homeless people and Swindells breaks down everybodys prejudice views about homeless people throughout the story by using a likable main character Link, who is homeless to show you that it is not always the persons fault that they have become homeless and things. He also breaks down these prejudice views by making the other main character, Shelter, unlikeable. He is ..." Read review
22.10.2010

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Community Level 5gill1960

gill1960

homeless

Advantagesquick read

Disadvantagesguessed the ending

"...:- Stone Cold AUTHOR :- Robert Swindells. MAIN CHARACTERS :- LINK :- Homeless person. Born 20-3-1977 Bradford, Yorkshire. Got 5 GCSE’s but couldn’t get onto a training scheme as they were all full. Got his nick name from a sign post Thames link. Didn’t smoke, then started to after. SHELTER :- Murderer. Aged 47. Ex Army dismissed on medical grounds after 29 years service. Lived at 9 Morington place. SAPPHO :- Cat, bought to make Shelter ..." Read review
27.08.2004

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Community Level 1kayzschick

kayzschick

BREATH TAKING

AdvantagesTruthful (it gives you a very strong incite to lives on the street)

Disadvantagesi ant think of any lol

"Stone cold, another excellent book by Robert Swindells. It is a moving but truthful novel. It was a really exciting, gripping book to read. It gave me an in site of what homeless people really go though. The novel used techniques that really help to put more suspense and feeling into the novel. One of the most used techniques in the novel is short sentences. Swindells makes the story have great suspense in short sentences. "Oh no lad. Not ..." Read review
26.11.2007

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Community Level 1Neff

Neff

Stone Cold - Portrayal of Homelessness.

AdvantagesGreat Book

DisadvantagesTo short!

"...far into things…. Robert Swindells novel, Stone Cold, is written around a murder mystery set in London in the late 1980’s. When RS was writing Stone Cold, to get some background information for the book, he actually spent three nights living rough in the centre of London so that he was able to get just the smallest glimpse of the way that the homeless live. The book focus’ a lot on the social fringes of the homeless and the ..." Read review
23.05.2005

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Community Level 1xjayneyx

xjayneyx

Robert Swindells: Stone Cold

AdvantagesGiving a better understanding of homeless people and their situations

DisadvantagesDual-Narrative-often confusing, lack of direction.

"The book, Stone Cold, written by Robert Swindells, evolves around a teenage boy nicknamed Link, who is having an extremely difficult time dealing with family life, due to his mothers relationship with her rude, arrogant boyfriend Vince. The book follows the 16 year old throughout his journey, showing both the advantages and disadvantages of freedom. It is clear from the start of the book that Link feels uncomfortable in his home. He does not appear ..." Read review
01.06.2007

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Community Level 2klapaucius

klapaucius

Stone Cold + Irony Meets Shelter!

Advantagesa fantastic read, truly brilliant

Disadvantagesabsolutely none

"Stone Cold is one of the best examples of childrens books in many years. It uses an alternating narrative which means that one chapter is from one side of the story (the hero) and the next chapter will be from the others point of view(the villains) This makes the story more exciting and makes you read on and discover the others point of view. Stone Cold is about a homeless boy called Ginger who leaves home after beatings from his stepfather and ..." Read review
23.07.2003

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Community Level 2snow_queen

snow_queen

cold as stone will warm your heart

AdvantagesTouching and life altering

DisadvantagesContains some stong language

"I don’t know why this book is in the children’s section, as although, yes, it is written in a way that is suitable for children as far as language is considered, I feel that it is really more for mature children, definately those over 12. It contains some strong language, though not enough to in any way put you off. I have just started to study this book in English Language, and although we have only just started the project, I found the book ..." Read review
09.02.2004

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Community Level 1dave1232

dave1232

Stone Cold - book review

AdvantagesReally Catchy

Disadvantagesits dissapointing when it ends.

"I have just studied this book at school for part of my English coursework. At first I thought it would be just another boring book that the school would of chosen but as i quickly got into it I found I really liked it. This book is about a newspaper reporter who pretends she is homeless just to follow the life and to write a report about shelter (The homeless boy). By the end of the story she finds out where the missing homeless in the area have been ..." Read review
19.10.2007

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Community Level 2emilym

emilym

can you chain together the links?

Advantagesshort but very emotionally effective

Disadvantagesleaves you wanting more...but there isn't any (unfortunately!)

"what can i say? i'm sure you don't want to read reams and reams of writing about this book when i can tell you all you need to know in much less, about 200 words! i bought this book about 2 years ago and i think i have worn the pages through i have read it so many times! it was recommended to me by my english teacher so i got myself down to my local waterstones to pick up a copy for myself. at six ninetynine i am more than pleased that my ..." Read review
30.04.2004

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stone cold

Advantagesits catching

Disadvantagesnot long enough

"stone cold by robert swindells. this is an amazing book i had to read this with my class in school and we all loved it. we also watched the drama version that was on bbc ages and ages ago but it is nothing compared to the book in the book you have more detail. the book is about a boy link who becomes homeless on the streets and has to learn that theres no point attatching yourself to someone because they would just leave you .her main character ..." Read review
19.10.2007

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Community Level 1candysweet...

candysweetie1993

Stone Cold Review

AdvantagesFun to read

DisadvantagesWeak ending

"Stone cold is about a boy called Link whos father left him and his mother years ago. His mother has met a new man called Vince who is horrible. Link soon decides to leace home after Vince beacomes unbearble. He borrows money from his siter Carol to pay for a one way ticket to London. When he gets there he has a rough time until he meets Ginger. Ginger teaches him the ways of the homeless people and they soon become firm friends. When Ginger dissapears ..." Read review
27.09.2006

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Community Level 0Aguuu

Quick review of Stone Cold - Robert Swindells

"It was OK but some bits were not the goodest they could of been like the Quidditch match when Gryffindor win.
08.04.2008

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